... ... <debate about sci.math vs math.stackexchange> ...
>>>Nevertheless, it'd be nice to have a site that, besides >>>maths, could accept open discussions, ... >> >> It exists -- it's called sci.math. > >If you hadn't written what you wrote above I'd say you must >be kidding...alas, I know you aren't.
And I, for one, am not here just to poke fun at the cranks and trolls. For the most part (with some exceptions), I pay no attention to them. I view sci.math as a legitimate forum to discuss mathematics.
So when amzoti calls sci.math "a cesspool" and tonico calls it "a dump", I regard such remarks as insulting to those of us (and as I previously indicated, it's more than just a few of us) whose participation in sci.math keeps the group alive, interesting, and basically centered on mathematics.